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Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Friday!

Hey, It's Friday, and I am not sure what happen to the week. Last week Mom and I went with the Goodtime Quilters on a bus trip to Mary Jo's - A cloth store in the Carolinas. The weather was beautiful as was the scenery. The bus ride was fun and I really enjoyed the trip. Along the way we stopped at Sew What Batiks in Wythville Va. Carol Brit, the owner has owned the shop for over 25 years. I love to go into shops that have been around that long, I try to pick the owners brains for that secret that kas kept them in the business so long.... Today (changes daily) I think it is passion, passion for fabric, for the chance to sew, for the chance to finish something. Anyway, Carol was awesome, it appeared she still has the passion, her shop was great and if you are on your way to the beach you should stop in and take a peak. I hope after 25 years we have as much fabric she does and that Always In Stitches will be as great as Sew What Batiks.

We have been busy in the store getting samples and kits ready for Shop Hop. In case you didn't know the Shop Hop starts July 17th. On July 16th we will have a preview party from 6 - 8. Amy Butler will again be our guest. She has a new book coming out Sew Baby and a handful of new patterns. We will also have 2 buses leaving our shop, one on Saturday, and one on Tuesday.

Call the shop for details or check out the website.

This week in the shop we received the Hemming House & Prairie Paisley layer cakes and some supporting cast of fabrics. We also received some Quilt Diva fabric and charm square bundles. We are looking forward to some basics for our color wall, which we have been struggling keeping full.

Tomorow is the annual Race for the Cure. We have 30 people on our team this year and Brooke has tye-dyed our annual T shirt! Our theme this year is Piece, Love and Find A Cure!, with a big piece sign on the front of the shirt! I am looking forward to the walk, it is always so moving and emotional, it is a fun experience to be part of.

Here is a picture of part of our team from last year. I will post pictures from this years race later this weekend.

Stop in to say hello!, find some time to sew and have a great weekend!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy May..... What Happen to April??

They say the older you get the faster time flies... In that case I am very old.
What happen to April?

We have a busy week coming up at the shop. Tuesday is the Stitching Sisters day, come and help. Anytime, all day, they do break for lunch.

Finally, here are some pictures from the Chicago trip. We had a great time!
I will add captions and more pictures soon.

Deb Rammelsburg treated the bus to Krispie Kreme Donuts, so Chuck (bus driver) obliged cause the "HOT NOW" light was on. Here is Deb, heading to the bus to feed the troops... Keep in mind we are on our way home from dinner... lol

Here is Alex and I, she is so nice and personable...

These girls, Joellen, Vicky, Deb and Joan, are all smiling, but inside they are saying.... ouch my feet hurt, and I am broke...let get out of here..

In an effort to save money next year I will be leading the games, serving water, and driving the bus.... all at the same time of course. (Chuck let me practice...)
I saw this in Houston last fall and was amazed, check it out...
More later! Stop in and say Hi!